Helping You Through Life’s Milestones
11 January 2017
Throughout life, there will be times when you need to call upon the services of a Solicitor or a legal professional. This need can be triggered by various events, such as getting married, having a baby, buying a home or dealing with assets owned by someone who has died.
At Co-op Legal Services we provide consumer legal services for Family Law, Making a Will, Conveyancing, Employment Law, Probate and Personal Injury.
How Co-op Legal Services Can Help You
We offer fixed fee or flexible pricing which we will agree with you before any work starts. Once we have provided a written quote for the agreed work to be done, that price will not change. This means you will know how much your legal costs will be for some of life’s landmark events, including:
Getting Married or Moving in with your Partner
Getting married or moving in with a partner is an exciting time. However, many people want to put some form of protection in place that will ring-fence their assets. We can help with a Cohabitation Agreement or Pre-nuptial Agreement. These allow you to set out what will happen, should you separate in the future.
Going through Divorce or Separation
If your relationship has broken down and you need expert legal advice about what to do next. We can help you with a Separation Agreement, Fixed Fee Divorce or Civil Partnership Dissolution. We can also help with all the issues that a divorce or separation can bring up, such as what happens to the family home, child care arrangements and dividing assets.
Making a Will
A Will is something that everyone should have in place as it means that your wishes are carried out after your death. More specifically, making a Will enables you to nominate Guardians who will look after your children should anything happen to you. It also allows you to say what should happen to your money, property and your pets.
If you die without a Will the law decides who gets what. This can be particularly troubling for unmarried couples living together in England & Wales who have no legal right to each other’s money and property.
We have different types of Wills available, and can discuss the options to ensure you get the right Will for you. We can also help you prepare for the future with a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). This is something that is becoming particularly relevant in our ageing population, as people are finding it necessary to take control of their parents’ health and finances. A LPA gives you the ability to do this.
Dealing with the Death of a Loved One
Unfortunately many people will have to deal with the death of a family member or close friend at some point. This already difficult time can become all the more stressful if you need to obtain Probate. Probate is the process of getting legal authority to administer a deceased person’s Estate – which can include their money, property and possessions.
You can do Probate yourself, or you can ask a Probate Solicitor to do it for you. Many people seek legal assistance because the Probate process can take between 10 and 12 months, and requires a lot of administrative, financial and tax work. Furthermore, the cost of getting Probate wrong can be high as you can be held financially liable for any mistakes made.
Co-op Legal Services can obtain Probate on your behalf. We understand this will be an upsetting time for you, and our teams of Probate Solicitors and specialists work to make the process and simple and as stress-free as possible, relieving you of the burden.
Whether you are buying or selling a home anywhere in the UK, Co-op Legal Services can provide some of the lowest Conveyancing fees available. For an instant online Conveyancing quote please click here.
Expert Legal Advice
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